Nevada leads the nation in rushing as a team, averaging 341.1 yards per game, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick (102.2 ypg) and running back Vai Taua (110.0 ypg).
The Bulldogs are no stranger to players that can run the football. They've faced Utah State's Robert Turbin, who rushed for 138 yards against the Bulldogs, and Boise State's Jeremy Avery, who went for 185 yards.
This will be a tough test for the Fresno State rush defense. The unit allows 169.7 yards per game on the ground. If they have efforts as they did against Utah State and Boise State, it could be a very long day.
It's time for this team to really show what it's made of and show that the last five straight victories were not a fluke. Quarterback Ryan Colburn must lead the offense and not lean on running back Ryan Mathews to do it all.
The Bulldogs cannot overuse Mathews in this game. They can use him to soften up the defense, but Colburn must trust himself and make crisp passes, to keep the Nevada defense honest.
Todd's Keys to the Game
Game Prediction: Fresno State 27 Nevada 24
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